Storybook love to incorporate garages into the architecture in a way that reduces the negative impact that is often associated with large garage doors facing the approach. Attaching garages to the main building also gives the opportunity to provide direct access into the home.
You’ll see numerous beautiful Storybook examples illustrating this, however, there are also times when free standing carports, garages, sheds or barns are better suited to achieve optimum design outcomes. This is often the case on larger sites or where the land is rising steeply. Combining free standing carports with attached garages gives affordable extra car accommodation without the undesirable look of a long and unarticulated bank of garage doors. The more open look of an attractive carport surrounded by garden can look quite beautiful for example in a circular driveway setting.
When designing larger free-standing garages and barns Storybook will focus on the building’s visual connection with the home, enhancing not retracting from the overall look and feel. Sensitively to scale and perspective is important here so that the main building remains the star. The good thing about free standing buildings is that on tight budgets they can be built later when finances allow. Attics over garages and barns can look great especially with traditional homes and can add affordable extra accommodation for a myriad of uses. We welcome existing Storybook owners to visit us to discuss adding a custom outbuilding to enhance their beautiful home.